While staying in Kandy, we decided to visit Sigiriya rock ( only one direct bus is available from Kandy to Sigiriya which leaves in the morning) , a place of utmost archaeological & historical importance world wide.
It is considered as the eight wonder of the world & is also listed as UNESCO world heritage site.One has to climb atleast 1200 steps to reach at the top & enjoy its spectacular views . The climb is steep & hence tiring but it also has various points of break in between to rest.The rock is approx 650 feet high & takes approx 2.5 hours to & fro. This site is covered by lush green surroundings, ponds & alleys ; a real treat to the eyes.
P.S- The entry fee to this site is US$30, however, Indians, on producing their passport can avail a 50% discount. (Sadly, we were not aware of this even after researching as very less Indians visit this place )